For us, when we first got into DD, we basically lived and breathed it. I thought about it all the time, we talked about everynight, he spanked frequently, we discussed those spankings etc. It was ssuch a new concept for us, and so off the wall compared to anything I'd ever thought of that we had a lot of processing to do.
And then, it slowed down. For a while, when he was not feeling very in control, there was none at all. But now we've kind of settled into a comfortable routine. Sometimes, we're more focused on it, sometimes we aren't. And we are ok with that most of the time.
I sort of liken it to buying a new house. When you are first deciding whether or what to buy, there's huge excitement. Then the closing, than the moving in, then the decorating, and the getting settled. You might have a housewarming or talk about what you want to add or change. Some of your friends haven't seen the house, even after you've lived in it for a little bit, so when they come over you get to show them around. There's huge excitement for a while.
And then, all of a sudden, it doesn't quite seem the same. You don't have a certain date where you stop calling it your new house, or anything, you just slowly start settling in, and living it.
Please forgive the metaphor. It's what I do!
Side note: Isn't it funny how us bottoms, who mostly entered in to this to give up some control, really want to control the frequency ofour spankings? alas...I gave that control up, darn it. Bah humbug.